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Renewed offering for tomorrow's forest

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016

Södra will launch a new package of forestry services. The new services will facilitate forest ownership and present opportunities to improve the profitability of members' forest estates. The new package includes a financial advisory service and improved digital services.

The new package will be launched on 1 February and includes an advisory service to facilitate ownership transfers, as well as cash flow analysis and property valuation services.  The forest estate agreement is a new service for forest owners who seek secure, profitable and professional management for their entire estate.

"This is a comprehensive package of services, designed to meet the needs of Södra's members. The requirements of forest owners - as well as technological solutions - change over time, and these new services represent a major step forward toward a new and improved member offering. The aim is to make active and profitable forestry easier," says Håkan Larsson, President of the Södra Skog business area.

Digital advancement in forestry
Digital advancement brings new opportunities for forestry, and Södra has continued to develop new digital services for forest owners. By being able to follow business in real time, receive advice digitally from a forest inspector and renew digital forest management plans online, forestry becomes more efficient.

"We are now launching more and more digital services, which are a key complement to face-to-face meetings. Technology is helping us to produce better decision-making resources for our members' forestry, and to keep this information continuously accessible and up-to-date," says Örjan Vorrei, IT Manager at Södra Skog.

Long-term sales with a focus on mills
Södra is also strengthening its thinning offering by introducing a thinning premium of SEK 25/m³sub.

"We hope this initiative will raise awareness of the benefits of timely and correctly performed thinning," says Håkan Larsson. "We are investing heavily in our pulp mills, which will generate sales for thinning wood for a long time to come. The fibre properties of thinning wood are particularly suitable for hygienic tissue paper, for example, a segment in which we see strong customer demand."

For comments:
Håkan Larsson, President of the Södra Skog business area,
Tel: +46 705-894 510

Örjan Vorrei, IT Manager, Södra Skog,
Tel: +46 470-855 17

Press contact:
Södra's Press Office,
Tel: +46 (0)470-890 90

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